6 benefits of installing outdoor blinds in your home


When people think about blinds, it’s natural to envision them installed on the interior of the home and not outdoors. However, there are many great reasons and advantages to installing outdoor blinds in your home, and in this post we’ll take a look at why outdoor PVC blinds will benefit you.

#1 – Bring the Indoors Outdoors

What does this mean?

It means you can create an outdoor space that feels like an extra room by strategically installing blinds to enclose the area.

It could be a patio, balcony or even a veranda. In fact, if you install an awning and outdoor blinds together, you can effectively make a simple new room on a budget, where it feels like you’re still outside, but are protected from the sun and the elements.

#2 – Outdoor Blinds Protect Your Windows

When blinds and curtains are installed internally, apart from looking great, their main purpose is to block out light and give you privacy, but they do nothing to protect the windows themselves.

That’s where outdoor PVC blinds can be of enormous benefit. Not only do they add even more privacy, outdoor blinds will help to protect your glass panes from the weather.

They help repel the sun, wind and rain and will even help keep your windows clean during inclement weather.

Vertiscreen blinds are a good option in this instance, and are the perfect solution for those large windows or balcony areas.

#3 – Al Fresco Dining With Unimpeded Views

When it comes to the range and possibilities of PVC outdoor blinds, you could even go for the clear plastic look like you see in many restaurants, cafes and bars.

When these clear blinds are installed you can dine outdoors on your patio or deck and lower the blinds if the weather is a little too cool or breezy to be comfortable.  Because they’re clear, they won’t obstruct your view. This allows you to still see everything and not feel like you’re suddenly indoors instead of outside.

#4 – Transform Your Veranda Into a Sunroom

The veranda is a classic slice of architecture designed to help keep homes cooler in hot climates. The downside to most veranda designs is they offer little protection from the weather. They’re awesome when the weather is calm, but as soon as it’s a little windy and raining, it’s usually time to flee indoors.

Installing PVC blinds – whether the clear variety or one of a number of fashion colours – will help protect your outdoor space no matter what the weather. This allows you to enjoy the cool of your veranda in comfort.

Essentially, with the right type of outdoor blinds installed, you are transforming your veranda into a sunroom.

#5 – Many Colours and Styles To Choose From

Everyone’s home is different and everybody has their own distinct tastes and requirements. For this reason, there is a great range of exterior blinds available on the market.

Some block out light completely, some are translucent, while others are clear and transparent. There is also a fantastic range of colours and textures to suit everyone’s needs.

Colours can range from the neutral and generic, such as grey, right through to colours that make a bolder statement, like red or maroon.

The choice is yours and you’ll find you have many options to choose from.

#6 – Choices For How Your Blinds Operate

The standard and generally most cost effective type of outdoor blind will be manually operated, either with a cord system that you pull on or a simple handle that you wind to raise or lower your exterior blinds.

Then there is the motorised, electric option, where blinds can be lowered or raised up at the mere push of a button. The price for these will obviously be a little more, but certainly worth the added investment for the sheer convenience they offer.


As you can see, there are far more practical reasons to install exterior blinds in your home other than just for aesthetics alone.

Essentially your can transform an outdoor space into a weather protected new room, where you can dine in comfort and entertain guests without feeling like you’re fully exposed.

Exterior blinds are the perfect solution for helping you enjoy the great outdoors at home.